Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:India Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    The Indian online retail market is in a nascent stage, yet it is growing rapidly. Despite all of the existing challenges related to underdeveloped logistics and supply chain operations, poor...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    US Online Retail Will Reach $262 Billion In 2013

    Online retail in the US continues to grow at a rapid rate, outpacing sales growth at traditional stores and stealing market share from them. We predict that online retail in 2013 will reach $262...

    • Downloads: 1605
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Digital Store Platform Will Support The Retail Store Of The Future

    Digital Commerce And Engagement Technology Will Be Infused Into The Retail Store To Drive Service And Convenience

    eBusiness leaders have experimented with digital store technology such as kiosks and in-store analytics for a few years now. For the most part, these technologies have been deployed as pilots,...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, UK 2014

    How good is the experience at leading UK companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 28 UK brands...

    • Downloads: 356
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Online Retailing In Australia 2012: Mobile

    For The First Time, Most Local Online Retailers Sell On Mobile

    Australia knows that mobile's time has come, but the rate at which mobile has become a priority for local online retail professionals is staggering nonetheless. This report highlights the extent to...

    • Downloads: 316
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Compare Your Campaigns To 70 Others

    This report helps interactive marketers benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 70 of their peers that Forrester reviewed, from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial services,...

    • Downloads: 1753
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2012: Investments In Mobile And Tablet Commerce

    Forrester partners with Shop.org annually to survey online retail executives on their adoption of various web-related technologies and the investment levels associated with those initiatives. This...

    • Downloads: 1221
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total offline retail sales that are influenced by online (including mobile) research. Offline-influenced retail sales by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, and consumer...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2013: US Retail eBusiness

    As US online retail continues to grow and capture shopper wallet share, online retail executives must determine the best areas on which to focus their limited resources, particularly given the number...

    • Downloads: 1045
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Prepare I&O For The "Internet Of Things"

    Five Key Dynamics That Will Help You Capture The Opportunity For Your Organization

    "Internet of Things" (IoT) solutions that machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies like RFID tags, GPS systems, and ZigBee sensors enable are gaining momentum as multiple forces align to drive adoption...

    • Downloads: 1231
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Agile O2O Architecture Framework For Retail Business Agility

    The Transformation Of China's Retail Industry Will Drive The Creation Of New Architectures

    The retail industry in China has been one of the most customer-centric verticals in the past, mostly due to the fact that the Chinese consumer market is so massive. However, changing consumer...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Latin America)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    eCommerce in the Latin American markets covered in this forecast (Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina) will continue to enjoy robust growth for years to come. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of online...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:"Smart Body, Smart World" For Marketers

    Sensor Devices Disrupt Marketing Practices

    Your customers are becoming even more connected. Sensor-laden devices on our bodies, in our homes, in our cars, and virtually everywhere else are creating new opportunities and demands for marketers....

    • Downloads: 797
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selling Direct-To-Consumer Online In China

    Brands Must Embrace Sales Channels Beyond Marketplaces

    eBusiness professionals responsible for driving online growth in China should consider the long-term benefits of selling direct-to-consumer (DTC) online. Not only does selling DTC promise higher...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobile Point Of Service Solutions For Retail

    Despite Rapid Adoption Of mPOS Solutions By Retailers, Business Objectives Remain Uncertain

    Over the past decade, as retail sales have shifted from physical stores to digital channels, traditional store-based retailers have been struggling to compete with the endless aisle and low prices...

    • Downloads: 960
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pioneer Vendors: Smart, Connected Products For The Internet Of Things

    Five Startups Transforming Customer Experience In A Connected World

    Many companies are rethinking the nature of their products and services as connectivity and control become easier. Smarter, more connected products are being enabled as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 981
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Free Shipping Continues To Be Every Retailer's Frenemy

    Shipping can be seen as both a friend and an enemy to retailers, incentivizing customers to transact via free offers on the one hand while incurring hard costs on the other. Unfortunately, retailers...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, China

    Asia Pacific Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of metropolitan Chinese online consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes. In general, metropolitan Chinese consumers are enthusiastic mobile owners and social...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Unified Experiences, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Digital Customer Experience Improvement Playbook

    Today's multitouchpoint customers expect unified experiences that smooth transitions across interactions. To help companies detect and codify systemic problems that affect their customers' ability to...

    • Downloads: 599
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1476
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A New Generation Of Clienteling

    As Customer Expectations Change, So Must The Role Of The Sales Associate

    The rapid adoption of smartphones by consumers has radically changed the way in which they shop. Armed with connected devices, consumers now have a digital "trusted advisor" with them when shopping...

    • Downloads: 505
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

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    Online retail sales in Western Europe are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% over the next five years, with the highest growth coming from Southern Europe. Although a majority...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Systems Of Engagement Will Shape The Retail And CPG Application Landscape

    RadioShack reported its tenth consecutive quarterly loss in August 2014, blaming eroding topline growth, declining gross margins, and high inventory levels. Similar woes wrecked household names in...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 1366
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience In China, 2014

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three models to estimate the impact that customer...

    • Downloads: 140